Sonora and the Eye of the Titans
Publication date: January 14th 2017
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
The King is dead, and the capital city of Titanis has fallen. The world of Sonora is at war, and the only hope against the onslaught of the Titan army lies with the last royal descendant of Zeus, who is being covertly sheltered on Earth in the secluded mountain town of Sandy, Oregon.
Allora is a shy, intelligent sixteen-year-old, trying to get through the gauntlet of high school while coming to terms with her otherworldly origins. After getting into a fight at soccer tryouts, Allora’s emotions boil over, and her hands suddenly burst into flames. She has harnessed the power of hadrons at the highest level, but at extreme cost. The magical outburst projects an energy signature that is detected by a group of assassins tasked with killing Sonoran rebels.
To survive, Allora, Katie, Dax, and Tanner must find a powerful ancient artifact known as the Eye of the Titans. With the help of a guardian known as Sasquatch, they will have to fight off creatures, solve complex riddles, and navigate magical caverns, all while enduring advanced calculus, jealous girlfriends, and prom.
I’m a writer, skier, and wanderer. I grew up in Portland, Oregon, but currently live in the beautiful mountain resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho. I love history, mythology, and the fantastical interpretations that have been incorporated in my debut young adult urban fantasy series called Sonora.
Please welcome Sonora and the Eye of the Titans author T.S. Hall to Diane’s Book Blog.
What is your favorite part of the story, SONORA AND THE EYE OF THE TITANS?
~ There are so many parts that I love, but I think that my favorite would have to be when the main characters are in the Ape Caves, running from spiders and play hopscotch in the lava river.
How long did it take you to write SONORA AND THE EYE OF THE TITANS?
~ It took me 3 months to write the first draft, and then 2 years to get a final draft completed.
If you were stranded on a desert island which of your characters do you want by your side?
~ I would have to say Baymar. He’s a jellyfish man with the ability to breath underwater. He would come really handy on an island. Not a very good conversationalist though.
If you could be best friends with one of your characters, who would it be?
~ That is an easy one. Sas! I mean, who wouldn’t want to be best friends with a bumbling Sasquatch that hordes camping gear, lives in an awesome cave, and can shoot lightning out of his hands!
What inspired you to write your first book?
~ It’s based on a very vivid dream.
What is your favorite book that you wrote?
~ My first book: Sonora, and the Eye of the Titans.
What's your favorite book-turned movie?
~ Frank Herbert’s - Dune (and not the remake mini-series)
How do you overcome writer’s block?
~ I like to sit in the shower and think of new ways to go with my stories. Another trick is to start writing a whole new story or character description.
What book are you reading now?
~ I’m reading Travels with Charlie by John Steinbeck right now because I’m going to be travelling around the US for the next 6 months on a book tour of indie bookstores, so I thought it was an appropriate read before the trip.
What do you prefer paperback, hardcover, or ebooks?
~ Paperback. I love being able to read anywhere and everywhere.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
~ Don’t stop dreaming. Your soul is leading you down the wanted path within your dreams. You’ve just got to have the courage to follow!
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